Skip to comments.Hindu extremists using death threats to force Christians out of Nepal
Posted on 07/16/2009 3:26:44 PM PDT by NYer
.- Following the recent bomb attack on the Cathedral of the Assumption, which was attributed to the Hindu group Nepal Defense Army, extremists are now threatening priests and religious in Nepal with death if they do not leave the country within one month.
The Apostolic Vicar of Nepal, Bishop Anthony Francis Sharma, said the threats were made to the associate vicar, Father Pius Perumana. LOsservatore Romano reported that the police have beefed up security at the diocesan chancery in Godavari, where Father Perumana works.
Protestants have also received similar threats. One minister, who chose to remain anonymous, said he received a letter also threatening him with death if he did not leave the country.
L'Osservatore said one of the messages sent by the Hindu extremists read: We want the one million Christians who reside in Nepal to leave the country. If not we will plant one million bombs in all of their homes.
Christians do not hide their concern about the threats and intimidation, but they trust in the will and the capability of countries to confront fundamentalist groups, Father Perumana said.
We are on alert but our activities and our mission continue, he added. We have faith in the people and in our leaders. We are a beloved and esteemed minority, and the attacks have not destroyed our hope, he said.
Sure its not the Maoists?
This is also their MO in India to create religious anarchy.
Maoists run this nonsense in India, to this day.
There were also reports of a Maoist/Jihadi alliance led by the Pakistanis to create exactly this kind of discord.
Strange bedfellows and all.
Hindu’s don’t do this. I call BS.
Sort of a “trippy” looking cathedral, don’t you think?
If you are judging it by western standards, but not in that culture.
I call BS too. Nepal’s people are some of the most welcoming in the world. Buddhism and Hinduism live in peaceful coexistence.....I have never heard of ANY problems re Christians and I have been there several times.
Hinduism is a religion of peace. Everybody knows that.
With the sarc tag, it is obvious you have never traveled to Nepal.
Hindus don’t terrorize other religions. They do have an issue with the government but not with other religions.
Anything to destabilze the target government, i suppose.
even the catholic press is politically correct, why can't they use the word CATHOLIC in their headline, it was a CATHOLIC cathedral that was bombed and a protestant pastor who received a letter, so who do you really think the extremists want out?
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Warden Message: Nepal Extremist Threat Against Religious Workers, Congregations
CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS
South / Central Asia - Nepal
27 Jul 2009
U.S. Embassy Kathmandu released the following Warden Message on July 27:
This announcement is a reminder to American citizens visiting and residing in Nepal, especially those who attend religious services in the country, or are engaged in humanitarian work supported by religious organizations. The self proclaimed Nepal Defense Army, a local Hindu extremist group, continues to make threats to Americans and Nepalis who are perceived to be conducting religious outreach. In May 2009, a bomb was detonated in the Assumption Church, a local Catholic Church in Kathmandu. Three persons died and twelve were injured. While the Embassy has no specific information as to future attacks, it does encourage Americans to avoid large congregational gatherings and to continue to be vigilant about your surroundings.
For additional information, please refer to A Safe Trip Abroad found at http://travel.state.gov. Americans living or traveling in Nepal are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy through the State Department’s travel registration website https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/ The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu is located at Maharajgunj. The telephone number is 977-1-4007200, 4007201. The number for after-hours emergencies is 977-1-4007266, 4007269. The fax number is 977-1-4007281. The Consulates e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and its Internet web page is http://nepal.usembassy.gov U.S. citizens should also consult the Department of States latest Travel Warning for Nepal, Country Specific Information for Nepal, and the Worldwide Caution, available at http://travel.state.gov. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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